20 days in France Itinerary

20 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Nice
— 4 nights
2
Saint-Raphael
— 3 nights
3
Saint-Tropez
— 4 nights
4
Avignon
— 2 nights
5
Bayeux
— 2 nights
6
Paris
— 4 nights

4
nights
Nice

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Vieille Ville and La Croisette. Museum-lovers will appreciate Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nice: Cannes (Rue d'Antibes & Le Suquet), Saint-Paul de Vence (in St-Paul-de-Vence) and Easy Dive (in Juan-les-Pins). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes, make a trip to Promenade des Anglais, get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Nice journey maker website.

Washington DC, USA to Nice is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Washington DC in August, expect nights in Nice to be about the same, around 71°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Cannes, Antibes, Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, Saint-Paul de Vence
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Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
La Croisette ©
La Croisette
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville

3
nights
Saint-Raphael

Saint-Raphael ©
Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Visit Calanque de Maubois and Plage de la Baumette for some beach relaxation. Visiting TakSea and Abel Baliff Beach will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Saint-Raphael side-trips: La Pointe de l'Aiguille (in Theoule sur Mer), Waterworld lake of gaudrade (in Puget-sur-Argens) and Forcerie Vial (in Tanneron). The adventure continues: explore the gorgeous colors at Lion of the Sea (Lion de Mer), examine the collection at Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage du Chateau, and head outdoors with Jets'Cool.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Saint-Raphael travel planner.

Drive from Nice to Saint-Raphael in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Nice in August, you will find days in Saint-Raphael are a bit warmer (90°F), and nights are slightly colder (62°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Saint-Tropez.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Theoule sur Mer, Mandelieu-la-Napoule, Waterworld lake of gaudrade, Forcerie Vial, Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews
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TakSea ©
TakSea
Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews ©
Plage du Chateau ©
Plage du Chateau

4
nights
Saint-Tropez

Saint-Tropez ©
Saint-Tropez is a town, 100km west of Nice, in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. Do some cultural sightseeing at Domaine Sainte Marie and Eglise St Michel. Take a break from the city and head to Marine Air Sport and Plage de Sylvabelle. Change things up with these side-trips from Saint-Tropez: Le Lavandou (Plage d'Aiguebelle, Plage de Jean Blanc, &more). There's more to do: kick back and relax at Plage de Pampelonne and tour the pleasant surroundings at Heraclee Beach.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Saint-Tropez trip builder app.

Getting from Saint-Raphael to Saint-Tropez by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in August, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Le Lavandou, La Croix-Valmer, Grimaud, Domaine Sainte Marie, Plage de la Madrague
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Plage de Sylvabelle ©
Plage de Sylvabelle
Plage de Gigaro ©
Plage de Gigaro
Plage de l'Escalet ©
Plage de l'Escalet

2
nights
Avignon

Avignon ©
An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Roman Theatre of Orange, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Distillerie A. Blachere, then don't miss a visit to Pont d'Avignon, then step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee Angladon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque and then hike along Le Sentier des Ocres.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Avignon trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Saint-Tropez to Avignon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Avignon can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Bayeux.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Gordes, Distillerie A. Blachere, Roman Theatre of Orange
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Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Le Sentier des Ocres ©
Le Sentier des Ocres
Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque ©
Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque

2
nights
Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
On the 22nd (Sat), admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, then contemplate the long history of Omaha Beach, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, and finally stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun): learn about all things military at Memorial de Caen, then see the interesting displays at Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema, and then admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Bayeux journey planner.

Getting from Avignon to Bayeux by combination of train and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Avignon in August, expect Bayeux to be a bit cooler, temps between 73°F and 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Paris.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Normandy American Cemetery, Omaha Beach, Memorial de Caen, Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema
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Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach

4
nights
Paris

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Popular historic sites such as Eiffel Tower and Montmartre are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Louvre Museum and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, don't miss a visit to Champs-Elysees, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and examine the collection at Musee Rodin.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Bayeux to Paris in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In August in Paris, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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